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Technical Officer

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  • Sector:

    Housing Benefits & Planning

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  • Salary:

    £14.86 - £18.00 per hour + (PAYE or Umbrella Company)

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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A 6 month opportunity for a Technical Officer has arisen with the local authorities in Bouremouth.

Job Overview

To ensure adaptations are delivered to a high standard in accordance with current construction legislation in accordance with current grant policy and best practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical advice and support to Adult and Children`s Occupation Therapist Service through a combination of site visits, reports and meetings.
  • To evaluate the contractor's quotes for grant aided works, referring to Housing Surveyors for support with complex cases, ensuring value for money and compliance with legislation at all times.
  • To carry out interim inspections to address any problems arising during the work that requires a decision to be made about extra costs and whether they are grant eligible.
  • To carry out final inspections following completion of works or interim claims for payment by a contractor, to ensure that works are completed to a satisfactory standard and in accordance with current legislation.
  • Liaison with manufacturers and suppliers on materials, disabled equipment and fittings to their suitability and quality for adaptations having regard to sustainability and health and safety.

Specific Qualifications and Experience

  • HNC or HND in Building or a minimum of 10 years working within the adaptations sector
  • Comprehensive building surveying knowledge
  • Knowledge of building regulations in relation to this post

Job Requirements

  • Previous experience in dealing with the delivery of Disabled Facilities Grants
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Must be able to travel by holding a valid UK driving licence with access to own car
  • IT experience of Microsoft Word and Excel minimum 3 years

Hours of work are 8am till 5pm, Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week.

Rate of Pay

PAYE: £14.86

Umbrella £18.00

To apply please send your CV or email for more information.

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